7th Annual Here to Career
On Thursday 7/25/19, interns and fellows from across the Smithsonian gathered at the S. Dillon Ripley Center’s Lecture Hall for the 7th Annual Smithsonian Intern and Fellow Here to Career Event.
The Smithsonian Here to Career event is an opportunity for SI interns and fellows to explore and ask questions about Smithsonian careers across a wide variety of disciplines. This year’s panelists included:
- Heather Jaran, a Operations Coordinator for Cultural and Educational Programs at the Smithsonian Associates (TSA). Heather worked double duty as both a panelists and moderator of discussion.
- Michael Barnes, a Photographer at the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)
- Jina Lee, a Museum Research & Program Specialist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
- Lisa Palmer, a Collections Management Specialist at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)
- Josué Castilleja, a Art Director at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)
Over 50 interns and fellows gathered to hear the panelists discuss their own education and career backgrounds. A lively discussion offered interns and fellows invaluable advice about Smithsonian careers, maintaining a work-life balance, and transitioning from an internship/fellowship to full time staff. The morning concluded with a thoughtful audience Q&A session, leaving the interns and fellows with some peace of mind about their future careers.
Thank you to all who attended this event! A special thanks to our panelists and moderator, and everyone who made this event possible!